In the wake of the “ninja cops” controversy hounding the incumbent PNP Chief General Oscar Albayalde, a former PNP Chief has written an emotional message asking Albayalde to save the PNP.
Lomibao said it pained him to see two former comrades-in-arms pitted against each other. But there are higher interests to protect and rules to follow so it is unavoidable that they face the music.
Lomibao told Albayalde not to get him wrong but o quit with his reputation tact even a day before his retirement by having the “ninja cop” controversy reinvestigated and leaving no stone unturned this time.
Said he was aware Major Baluyo is Albayalde’s man and no one can fault you for that. All of them have their own men.
In other words, Lomibao appealed to Albayalde to be consistent, fair and truthful.
Lomibao ended the message telling Albayalde to learn from the PMA Superintendent who sacrificed his position to save the PMA and “save the PNP.”
You may read the original article below shared by netizen Ado Paglinawan.
May I share my thoughts regarding the Senate hearing about the so-called ninja cops, particularly on the palpable conflict between retired General and Mayor Magalong vs. CPNP Albayalde.
Here are 2 former comrades-in-arms, both PMAyers and general officers, who served under me and became a significant part of my career.
As a former PNP Chief, and a graduate of the same institution, the PMA, I can not help but be emotionally affected.
I know Generals Benjie Magalong and Oca Albayalde from way back. Although Benjie graduated 10 yrs after me and Oca 14 yrs after, they were, shall I say “mga bata ko rin”, no derision meant.
Benjie was a junior officer assigned in the Cordillera in the early 80s who excelled in anti-insurgency operations. As the regional intel officer then, I provided his unit the necessary intel to go after the NPAs. That’s how we broke the backbone of the NPA, then under renegade priest Father Balweg.
Fast forward 2006. I was Chief of the PNP when Benjie, a SAF commander, was involved in the aborted mutiny against the Arroyo gov’t in February of 2006. After his arrest, I confronted him about an info that he was tasked to “neutralize” me. I vividly recall him saying “sir, hindi ko magagawa sa iyo yan. bata mo ako”.
As to Oca, I remember him coming to my farm and spending time with common friends on several occasions in Pampanga. That was when I was “floating” during Pres Erap’s time, after having been relieved as RD of Region 3. Oca struck me as a low-key but upright officer.
Thus, it pains me to see these 2 fine gentlemen pitted against each other. But there are higher interests to protect and rules to follow so it is unavoidable that they face the music.
My advice to Chief Oca (Pls don’t get me wrong).
You are about to retire. You are now a part of history. Just like me, I’m sure you want to leave the PNP and be remembered as a CPNP with a reputation intact.
You are known to be a strict disciplinarian. In fact that’s your comparative advantage, that’s why the president chose you to lead the force even if you are not close to him. Retire with that service reputation, that kind of brand because that will be your legacy.
Be sensitive to public perception.
I suggest that you reinvestigate the said case and leave no stone unturned this time. I’m aware na bata mo si Major Baluyo and no one can fault you for that. Lahat naman tayo may bata noon.
But let’s be consistent, fair and truthful. Let’s not back them up, or protect our bata if they go against the law.
And when you are done with your investigation, come out with the truth.
It’s time to quit, even if it’s one day before retirement.
Show everyone that you are willing to sacrifice for the institution you are about to leave, so that hopefully, this will give a clear signal to those you will leave behind.
Learn from the PMA Superintendent. He sacrificed his position to save the PMA.
Save the PNP.
(As for me, I already knew what rotten apple Albayalde is when he ignored helping Glen Chong over the Red Santillan murder in order to protect his boy Calabarzon Brig. Gen. Carranza. The ninja cops scandal merely confirmed that. I also don’t know what else Ed Ano will investigate for the President; Aaron Aquino and Benjie Magalong will not retract their corroboration made under oath. The choice here is who between Albayalde protecting his ninja cops or Duterte protecting Albayalde will look like a better padrino. The president’s approval rating already sank 7 points. The Americans are merely waiting for a trigger for regime change to seat Leni Robredo. – Ang Maestro)